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        Lord of the Flies

      London, Faber and Faber,, 1954. Octavo, pp. 248. Original red cloth, titles to spine in white. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to front pastedown, but an excellent copy in very lightly used dust jacket with some light rubbing and one or two small chips. First edition, first impression. This is Golding's first and best known novel. Memorably filmed by Peter Brook.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      (Toronto): (The Author), (1954). First ed. 4to., (17) pp. Stapled into blue stiff wrappers, titled in black ink on the front wrapper; as issued. Some soiling and wear to the wrappers. A good or better copy. This is Marshall McLuhan's scarce second published book. Boldly inscribed on the front wrapper "For Dick & Lois, Harley". Harley Parker was an artist, designer and professor of art and visual communications. He was a colleague of Marshall McLuhan and collaborated with him on an expanded edition of COUNTERBLAST (1969). In 1973 he was the first Institute Professor of Communications at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This copy of the first edition of COUNTERBLAST is inscribed to his R.I.T. colleague, Richard (Dick) Zakia, Professor Emeritus who taught in many areas of photography including graphic design and multimedia design.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Birds of Arabia

      U. K.: Oliver & Boyd, 1954. Tan cloth boards. Previous owners name to fep. 624pp illustrated with 19 colour plates 9 photographic plates, figures in the text and distribution maps. There is a folding map of Arabia in pocket to rear of book.Text and illustrations fine, binding firm. Dust Jacket in protective cover taped down to endpapers. HEAVY BOOK - EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED. 2225g . First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Original Painting: "Man With A Cane

      1954. Oil on Masonite board. 16-1/4" x 12"; signed lower left. In original hand-made frame& with ACA Gallery label on reverse, just above Gropper's ink hand-stamp. Provenance:& estate of American philosopher, author and civil libertarian Corliss Lamont; his name& added in pencil to the gallery label, presumably to note his purchase of the painting.& Surface scratches to masonite; mild wear to frame; image undisturbed. Gropper, whose& fame as an illustrator and political caricaturist was established in the 1930's, held one man& shows at ACA Gallery (New York) in 1954, 1956, & 1958, where he exhibited many& of the paintings inspired by his visit to the Warsaw ghetto in the late 1940s. This image,& of a rabbinical figure holding a cane and looking to the heavens, though undated, is& likely from that period.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Not as a Stranger

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1954. Boldy inscribed across the ffe. From the Phyllis Winogron collection. Note noting time,date,and place of autograph laid in.. Inscribed By Frank Sinatra. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Club Edition.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        Kosmonautenbabel. 3 Sätze (komplett). [Original-Farbfotografien / original photograph in color]. Satz 1: Turm zu Babel, Russische Bodybuilding-Maschine, Balunka. Satz 2: Gehirn, Rühmi, Mätzchen. Satz 3:Kosmonaut, Beta-Männchen, Guter Schwung.

      0 - Mike Hentz (Mike Andrew Hentz), geboren 2. Juli 1954 in New Jersey (USA). 3 Originalfarbfotografien und 6 Foliogramme in Originalmappe. Auflage für die Griffelkunst Hamburg, 1995. Fotografien rückseitig von Mike Hentz signiert. Maße: 38,3 x 28,3 cm. Sehr gutes Exemplar. 3 original photographs in color and 6 foliogramms in original folder. Griffelkunst edition, photographs signed by Mike Hentz. Measure: 38,3 x 28,3 cm. Fine condition. Mike Hentz (Mike Andrew Hentz), geboren 2. Juli 1954 in New Jersey (USA).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Annual Automobile Review 1954-1955 No 2

      Lausanne Switzerland : Edita S A, 1954. 195pp. Second edtion of the classic car series. Edgewear and light creasing to covers, 2cm by 1cm surface rub to foreedge of inside front cover, pencilled owner inscription and very faint watermark on back of last page, owner name on first page, slight waviness to outer pages. Spine uncreased, internal pages very good. . Soft Cover. Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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      New York: Random House, (1954). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a small chip on the rear panel. Printed at the Spiral Press. Wallace A38: First Trade Edition (there were also 111 signed and numbered copies). This copy is SIGNED by the author on the first blank in blue ink and dated in 1955 in his shaky hand. Signed copies of the trade edition of this title are elusive.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A la santé du serpent, orné par Joan Miro

      Paris: GLM, 1954. Livre. Illus. by Joan Miro. Très bon. Couverture souple. Ed. numérotée. In-4. Paris, GLM (Guy Lévis Mano), 1954. 29 x 20 cm, in-4, 16 ff. n. ch., deux doubles planches en début et en fin de volume, frontispice et 1 planche hors texte, 27 ornements dans le texte, broché, couverture blanche imprimée. Première édition séparée de ce poème extrait du "Poéme pulvérisé" de 1947. L'un des 550 exemplaires sur vélin (n° 218), seul papier après 54 exemplaires de tête comportant une lithographie originale. Harmonie parfaite entre le poème et les illustrations : l'une des plus belles productions de Guy Lévis Mano. Rare. Couverture très légèrement insolée, sinon parfait. (MONOD, 2600).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Werner Bischof

      NP n/d - 1/750. Folio. Unpaginated (28pp). Gold-illustrated stiff black wraps with folding flaps. Magnificent reproductions of b/w photographs by Werner Bischof as well as textured colored full-page plates. "Diese Bilderauswahl von Werner Bischof wurde als Privatdruck für die Geschäftsfreunde der Basler Druck- und Verlagsanstalt Ende des Jahres 1954 in der eigenen Offizin gedruckt. Bei dem eingelegten Doppelblat handelt es sich um handgeschöpftes Papier der 'Cartiere Miliani-Fabriano', weiterbearbeitet unter dem Namen Roba-Papier von E. Kretz, SWB, Basel." Near fine condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Exploration of the Moon (signed)

      Frederick Muller, London 1954 - Tall octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. Wear to extremities of dust jacket. Chipping to upper spine end; a section of DJ measuirng 1/4" x 1/2" missing from top of DJ at head of spine. A nice tight copy with a bright dust jacket. Book is in nice shape with fading of the gold overlay to the text on the front of the book. Inside front and rear endpapers has slight fading and a neat gift inscription as a christmas present dated 1954. Signed by Clark to the title page. Comes with a glossy photo of Clarke as well as a glossy photo of the illustrator for this volume, R.A. Smith. This books also comes with a certificate of authenicity from Global Authentication certifying that the signature is authentic. Overall, a beautiful volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Preferred Books]
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        Orfebreria Prehispanica De Colombia 6 Volume Set

      Bogota, Colombia: Banco De La Republica , 1954 This is a very good hardcover set in cloth-covered boards, and dust jackets (except for 2 volumes), of this important 6 volume collection of pre-Hispanic Colombian gold. Text in Spanish. Folio size 12" high X 9" wide. Vol.1: Estilo Calima Text, 367 pages, + 20 tipped-in color plates and 201 black & white figures in the text (line drawings), extensive bibliography; Vol.2: Estilo Calima Laminas,19 pages + 300 black & white photogravure plates; Volume 3: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Text, 385 pages, 145 black & white illustrations in the text, bibliography; Volume 4: Estilos Tolima y Muisca Laminas, 287 black & white plates. Both plate volumes have their dust jackets, text volumes do not. Volume 5: Estilos Quimbaya y otros.Text, 355 text pages + 113 black & white drawings and photographs in the text, bibliography. Volume 6: Laminas, 298 black & white photogravure plates. Volumes 5 and 6 very good in cloth and dust jackets. These volumes were published between 1954 and 1966. A very nice complete set of this major reference on Pre-Hispanic Colombian gold work. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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      New York: New Directions,, 1954. Illustrated by Doug Anderson. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and a little rubbed at the head and tail, spotting and partial toning to endpapers, spotting to top edge of text block, contents toned in the margins. A very good copy in the rubbed, toned, and spotted jacket with some nicks and short splits, and tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Francis! A belated (45 years) signing of this book. With admiration for your contribution to dance. Affectionately, Ann (Hutchinson). June 1st, 1999". Francis Mason was a prominent dance critic who edited the New York magazine Ballet Review for thirty years and furthered the careers of George Balanchine and Martha Graham. This volume is a "complete exposition" of the dance notation system developed by dance theorist Rudolph Laban, first introduced in 1928 and still a primary system within modern dance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Story of a Lifetime (Illus. Clifford Webb)

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1954. Hardcover. Near Fine. Clifford Webb. Golden Cockerel Press. 1954. Small folio. 94pp. 7 full page wood engravings, and title vignette by Clifford Webb. Limited edition of 110 copies only - this copy # 62, signed by the author. Beautifully bound in full white sheepskin; gilt spine lettering and motif on front cover. Spine mildly sunned; else fine - in purple cloth slipcase which is a trifle faded and bumped at one corner.

      [Bookseller: Valier Illustrated Books]
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        Sorrisi e canzoni.

      Subject: (Riviste). Roma, 1954, A. III, n 21 - 1955, A. IV, n 7/11, 13, 15/19, 21/27, 29, 30, 32, 34/46, 50/52 - 1956, A. V, n 2/5 - 1957, A. VI, n 22/31, 34, 35, 37, 38, 41, 51 - 1958, A. VII, n 4, 11, 16, 19, 21, 25, 27, 30, 34/36, 38 - 1959, A. VIII, n 16, 22, 23, 25, 40, 43 - 1960, A. IX, n 2/4, lotto di settantasette fascicoli cad. di pp. 31.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        A is for Annabelle

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. Signed by Tasha Tudor on the front endpage. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with only the lightest of wear. A very sharp copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Edith Evans

      Rockliff 1954 - Signed and Inscribed by Edith Evans on cover page. Owner's name by ink on cover page. Illustrated study of Dame Edith's work, with a list of her appearances on stage and screen. Pictures will be uploaded shortly. For more information, please contact us. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hurlingham Books]
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        Conservation of Isotopic Spin and Isotopic Gauge Invariance" in Physical Review 96 (1), October 1, 1954

      1954. First edition. The Yang-Mills quantum mechanical theory, introduced in this paper and underappreciated at that time, is the mathematical foundation underlying "three of the four fundamental forces of nature that physicists succeeded in unifying in the last half of the 20th century: electromagnetism, the 'weak force' responsible for radioactive decay, and the 'strong force' responsible for holding the nuclei of atoms together" (Gale, World of Mathematics Summary). Yang and Mills proposed a tensor equation that relies on a quantum mechanical property called the 'mass gap.' "The laws of quantum physics stand to the world of elementary particles in the way that Newton's laws of classical mechanics stand to the macroscopic world. Almost half a century ago, Yang and Mills introduced a remarkable new framework to describe elementary particles using structures that also occur in geometry. Quantum Yang-Mills theory is now the foundation of most of elementary particle theory, and its predictions have been tested at many experimental laboratories, but its mathematical foundation is still unclear. The successful use of Yang-Mills theory to describe the strong interactions of elementary particles depends on a subtle quantum mechanical property called the "mass gap:" the quantum particles have positive masses, even though the classical waves travel at the speed of light. This property has been discovered by physicists from experiment and confirmed by computer simulations, but it still has not been understood from a theoretical point of view. Progress in establishing the existence of the Yang-Mills theory and a mass gap and will require the introduction of fundamental new ideas both in physics and in mathematics" (Clay Mathematics Institute). CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Physical Review 96 (1) October 1, 1954. Pp. 191-196. Complete issue in original printed wrappers; very slight wear at the edges. Clean throughout; very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Under Milk Wood. A Play for Voices. Preface and Musical Settings by Daniel Jones

      London: J. M. Dent, 1954. First edition - Advance Proof. 8vo, pp. 101, original green printed wrappers. The slighest of edge rubbing, rubbed at head and tail of backstrip, some slight browning to the portrait of Thomas on rear wrapper. Upper wrapper stamped "Advance Proofs Only". Apparently only 68 proof copies were issued. A very good example of this very rare issue.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        Casino Royale.

      New York: Macmillan 1954 - Pp.176. Bound in original dark green cloth boards in the pictorial dustjacket designed by Leo Manso. Priced to the front flap ($2.75) but with both corners clipped, as was the publisher's method. Both book and wrapper show some wear and handling; rubbed to joints, frayed to spine ends, but with no inscriptions or significant defects. The red-coloured spine panel does not suffer from the usual heavy fading. A used but presentable copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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      Jugoslavenska Akademija Znanosti I Umjetnosti 1954 - 4to, 1/2 cloth, Zagreb publication. includes 2 copies of 11 page addendum pamphlet. wear to dj: stained, especially on back, as shown in photo, lying next to text spine. text would be Clean & Tight except for water-stain on bottom inside corner of all pages, as seen on title page photo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Andalusia Bookman]
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        Cloven Hooves ---in a Dustjacket

      London: Ward, Lock, 1954, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, some foxing, offset and age darkening to endpapers, a tight square copy, in an attractive Very Good dustjacket with a bit of light wear, now in a hi=quality mylar protector, boards are very slightly warped, a very hard to find early western by Nigel Tranter, this is the sixth of Tranter's 11 westerns that he published under the Tredgold pseudonym, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo,. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Price Clipped. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Coming Down The Siene

      J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. Hardcover. Light wear to boards, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, no DJ . Fair. 1954.

      [Bookseller: Infinitebooks]
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        Bibliografia Mexicana del Siglo XVI: Catalogo Razonado de Libros Impresos en Mexico de 1539 a 1600

      Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1954 581 pages with facsimile imprints and index. Quarto (11" x 8 3/4") issued in half leather with gilt lettering to spine. This edition edited by A Millares Carlo. Limited to 2000 copies this is a reprint of the 1886 edition. The pride of Hispanic American scholars and collectors in the work of the sixteenth-century press of Mexico has found its reflection in a group of special bibliographies and bibliographical monographs of which one customarily speaks in superlatives. Without in any sense lessening the degree of praise accorded the other, it can be said that the greatest among them all is the Bibliografiamexicana del siglo XVI of Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta, first published in a splendid volume in 1886. That book declared itself on every page to be one of the most distinguished bibliographical works of the century, a noble tribute to the press whose work it recorded. Its historical discussion of the origins of the press in Mexico move the whole question into the realm of scholarly speculation; its full and richly annotated entries of titles and comment upon special copies were exact as well as leisurely and easy in presentation; and its sketches of authors and others concerned in the books described attained in many instances the stature of definitive biographies. Its authority has never lessened, never been seriously impugned. I has never been supplanted, only enlarged and carried on. The Mexicans, Noclas Leon and Emilio Valton; the Chilean Jose Toribio Medina; and the North American, Henry R Wagner, have humbly and zealously followed in its train, adding here a little and there a little, or taking up for elaboration one of its partly developed special aspects, each one adding to the original work and enhancing its reputation among scholars of succeeding generations. (Review from HAHR November 1954) Condition: Jacket chipped at corners and head and heal of spine, spine sunned, lightly soiled a very good copy in like jacket.. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good/Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Picasso and the Human Comedy: A suite of 180 drawings by Picasso. [Constituting the American edition of the double number 29/30 of Verve]. Suite de 180 Dessins de Picasso

      New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, 1954.. First American edition.. Hardcover. Contents fine: Very Good+/VG. Unpaginated, with [16]pp of text, and with all 16 of the coloured lithographs present. Contents entirely clean and unmarked. Slight toning to the blank guards covering the coloured drawings, and slight puckering and very faint foxing to the inner edges of the free endpapers. 360x267mm, in the red boards with laid-on spine strip, all designed by Picasso. Boards bright and clean, with shelf-scuffs to bottom edges. Foot of spine bumped with 3mm nicks to either side. Head of spine slightly blunted, with a 2cm closed split to one edge: spine strip bright. In the protected price-clipped red pictorial dust jacket: panels bright, edges knocked, with a corner crease and minor surface scuffs to the plain red back, corners scuffed, spine dulled and chipped at ends, with a small repair at the head. Lovely copy. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Economic Doctrine and Method: an Historical Sketch

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd,, [1954]. Octavo (218 x 138 mm). Original blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. With the bookplate of Nobel prize winning economist George Stigler. Small crease to the upper panel of the dust jacket, and a short tear to the head of the spine, an excellent copy. First edition in English, first published in 1914 as Epochen der Dogmen- und Methodengeschichte, of Schumpeter's brilliant early treatise of the development of economic ideas. "This classic little book is divided into four sections: the first chapter gives a broad survey of economic thought from the days of Aristotle to the beginnings of modern times, the second chapter traces the development of the conception of the circular flow of economic forces, the third deals with the main theorems of the classical economists, and the fourth chapter describes the genesis of the school of marginal utility" (publisher's blurb). The work was later developed into the mammoth History of Economic Analysis, published posthumously in 1954.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Boston: Houghton Miffliin Co. 1954. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards. No dust jacket. Ex-Library with the usual markings. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        In the Summer House

      Random House, New York,, 1954. Octavo. Original tan boards, photographic vignette mounted on the upper board with a blue and gold frame, titles to spine in blue and gold. With the dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs from the original production. An excellent copy in the tanned and very lightly marked dust jacket with some very minor loss at the tips. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "I love you very much - and you are very very bright - I wish that I was like you Janie". From the library of the academic and teacher Dr William ("Woods") Shelton Gray, Jr (1926-1993) who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and received his Ph.D from the University of Exeter. He established a correspondence with T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden (who dedicated his poem "The Aliens" to him) and a number of other English and American writers and poets. His most intimate correspondent appears to have been Paul Bowles, whom he visited a number of times in Tangier. Presentation copies of this author's works are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1954. LENSKI,LOIS. WE LIVE IN THE CITY: ORIGINAL ART. Offered here is the original drawing by Lenski for We Live In The City published by J. B. Lippincott in 1954. This is a large double-page pen and ink drawing in black with red decorations. Executed on card measuring 21 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high with pencil notes to the printer in the margins, the actual image is 19 1/2" wide x 13" high. The now idealized simpler life of the 1950's is shown in detail. Set against a city street, a young boy carries his shoe shining kit, a young girl on roller skates is being pulled by her pet poodle and all manner of vendors are selling their wares. We Live In The City is a title in Lenski's Roundabout America series of books that she created for children too old for picture books but too young for some of her historical fiction titles. This really is a charming piece.

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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1954].. Large octavo. Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Portrait. Neat bookplate in corner of front pastedown, else about fine in lightly sunned slipcase. First edition. One of 650 numbered copies, signed by Frost, published on the occasion of his 80th birthday. There was no trade issue. CRANE A37.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Dotze Nus. Pròleg De J. V. Foix. Gravats De R. Calsina, E. Grau Sala, M. Humbert, R. Isern, Mallol Suazo, Mompou, Jaume Pla, E. C. Ricart, Saumells, Serra, Sunyer I J. De Togores. Amb Comentaris De J. Benet, A. Brunet, J. Cortés, S. Espriu, T. Garcés, .

      Els Gravadors De La Rosa Vera, Barcelona 1954 - VIpp. - y 12 cuadernillos con la portada, el texto en el reverso y una lámina, aguafuerte original. Todos numerados y firmados a mano por los distintos artistas. Y los textos también todos firmados a mano por los distintos escritores. El prólogo firmado a mano por Foix. Excelentes grabados, perfecta edición. Todo bajo la dirección de Jaume Pla. Única edición de solo 75 ejemplares. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      (New York): (Spiral Press), (1954). First Edition. Wraps. Still about Fine. Printed wraps. Crane B26: 5076 total copies printed, this one of 598 with Frost's own imprint. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the page with the printed greeting: "To ---/for translating me so pleasantly/to [?] Villarino (?)/Robert Frost/Cambridge Mass/April 24 1956(?)." When inscribing Christmas greetings, Frost would often not sign his name or at the most simply write his initials, which makes this presentation rather uncommon. Paper at spine split below bottom staple.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York: Printed at the Spiral Press and Published by Pantheon, [1954].. Small quarto. Rough-woven cloth, stamped in red, lettered in gilt. A fine copy in slipcase, the latter with a bit of wear to corners. First edition. Illustrations and lettering by Ben Shahn. One of five hundred numbered copies (of 550), printed on Rives at the Spiral Press and signed by Shahn. The text is the translation by Maurice Samuel.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Born of Man and Woman ---a Signed Copy (includes: The Art of Richard Matheson By Robert Bloch, Signed )( Third from the Sun; Dress of White Silk; Witch War; Through Channels; Lover When You're Near Me; etc)

      Philadelphia: Chamberlain Press, 1954, 1st Edition, 1st Printing ------------hardcover, a a Very Good+ copy, a nice copy but there is some age toning to the endpapers, in an attractive Good dustjacket with some dampstain and loss along upper edge of rear panel, small bits of paper along upper edge of front panel of jacket, the book overall is very nice, signed by Matheson without inscription, as well this has been signed by Robert Bloch at the end of his introductory essay ( Mr Bloch jokingly balked at signing "Dick's" book but of course he was much too nice a man to truly refuse), this contains: Born of Man and Woman; Third from the Sun; Through Channels; Lover When You're near Me; SRL AD; Mad House; F__; Dear Diary; To Fit the Crime; Witch War; Return; Dress of White Silk; Full Circle; Disappearing Act; The Wedding; Shipshape Home; The Traveller, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good. Illus. by Mel Hunter Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Seduction of the Innocent

      New York & Toronto: Rinehart & Company, 1954. "'Seduction of the Innocent' is the complete, detailed report of the findings of famed psychiatrist, Fredric Wertham, on the pernicious influence of comic books on the youth of today." Right. Pernicious. Look, pal, if it hadn't been for comic books, I wouldn't even know what "pernicious" means. (Okay, okay, so I'm still not certain, but I can definitely spell it, and that's a beginning.) First edition, scarce first state w/two-page bibliographical note at rear, listing publishers, among them Ace Books, Will Eisner Productions, Famous Funnies, Harvey Publications, Hillman Periodicals, Marvel Comic Group, Ziff-Davis Publishing, and dozens more. Greyish boards w/black cloth backstrip w/white and red lettering, 400 pages, illustrated w/16 pages of black-and-white illustrations intended to show the menace posed by those great old comics, dust jacket design by Philip J. Fiorello. Mild slant, slight wear to corners/spine ends, dusty edges, previous owner's name stamped to top of front end paper, in price-clipped dust jacket w/a hint of spine sunning, edgewear, light chipping, impressions/scratches. Jacket now in protective mylar sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Good. Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall.

      [Bookseller: Augustine Funnell Books]
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        Portrait photograph of Dave Brubeck

      New York oct. 8 1954 New York, oct. 8, 1954. (BRUBECK, DAVE) 34.7 x 21.2 cm. (approximately 13-5/8 x 8-3/8 inches). Half-length portrait of the seated musician, in profile. Fine. Docketed on rear in ink, giving the name of the sitter, the date of the session, and reference to negative and print ("IV - MM - 10")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        U.S. DIPLOMAT PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK with Photographs & Memorabilia. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Rio de Janeiro:. [1954 - 1956].. 9-3/4" x 14". Unpaginated, [23] leaves, tissue guards, some pages blank.. Green canvas-covered boards with green leather stitching at edges. "Rio" hand inked, albeit somewhat smally, to front cover.. Album - Very Good. Photographs VG or better; memorabilia mostly Good. or better.. Nancy Trimble, wife to William Cattell Trimble, U.S. State Department Minister to Brazil [1954 - 1956], compiled this scrapbook as a souvenir & record of their life in Rio. It begins with six pages of photographs of shipboard receptions and recreational events on the way to Rio with her handwritten captions. The album contains many group photographs of officials dining or meeting formally with U.S. Minister-Counselor Trimble, including President CafŽ Filho, General Juarez Tavora, & General William A. Biederlinden. Other material includes 3 pages (including three large photographs) of James C. Dunn arriving in 1955 to head the U.S. embassy in Brazil, a large photograph of the Trimbles with celebrity Marta Rocha, Christmas cards, photographs of children, snapshots of flooding in the city streets, newspaper clippings, an interesting 1954 communist handbill, etc. Twelve loose photographs are laid in at back of album, mostly family pictures, but including a small snapshot [2" x 2-1/2"] of Richard & Pat Nixon arriving in Rio in 1956. & & An interesting visual compilation & documentation of the divers individuals with whom the Trimbles interacted during their ~2 years in Brazil. . 80 images, with photographs either pasted in or fixed with corner mounts. All b/w, except one at rear of the Trimble's daughter's graduation. Most photographs captioned, with a preponderance of individuals identified.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Seduction of the Innocent. The Influence of Comic Books on Today's Youth

      New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1954, 1st Edition. () x, 4000pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Black cloth binding with grey paper three quarter covered boards. White and red stamped lettering on spine. Very light bumping and mild discolouration to corners and ends of boards. Brilliant red endpapers. Clean, tight text block throughout. Long outer edge roughly trimmed. In dust jacket, not price clipped. Crease to front bottom right corner and slight wear and small closed tears to edges of jacket, especially at spine. Very slight discolouration to back of jacket. A nice copy. A true first edition with two page comic book bibliography at back and publisher's logo on copyright page. The findings of the famous Psychiatrist, and author, regarding the detrimental effects of comic books on the youth of 'today'..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Under the Net. A Novel

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1954. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Apart from the most trivial and tiny of marks to the page- and board-edges, a fine copy in the jacket with a faded spine panel, lightly soiled rear panel, gentle rubbing to the extremities and a small closed tear to the tail of spine panel. First edition, first impression. A very nice copy of Iris Murdoch's first novel and scarcest book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: New Directions, 1954 Williams, Tennessee. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. [Original Playscript], [n.d.] [c: 1954] Ts, 133 pp. [Typescript Carbon Original]. Acts I, II & III. Numbered internally by Act. Bound into a grey two hole duo tang style folder showing some use, with the red printed label of "Anne Meyerson Manuscript Typing And Mimeographing Service pasted onto the top left corner. Originally sold by Harvey Tucker of Black Sun Books in 1981 with his signed note on the title page: "This script of Tennessee Williams is from the collection of Audrey Wood, his agent, and is authentic". The play was dedicated by Williams to Audrey Wood his long-time literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams' writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat. An essentially fine copy of this rare playscript with holographic red pencil corrections [of uncertain origin, likely Williams or Wood's] suggesting a move of Brick's line: "I might be impotent - Maggie" from 3-39 to the close at 3-40, adding a line for Margaret [Maggie the cat]: "I'm not afraid" & then "Curtain"; the text unrevised or revised does not appear in any later published editions. This very early unsanitized pre-New York playscript contains the original lewd "Elephant Joke" [Texas 14, 15: Parker 484-5] 3-31 with Brick's uproarious laughter which Kazan gradually eliminated from successive drafts but which was incorporated into the original Philadelphia play tryouts. 'Cat's' Brick & Maggie originated in the short story "Three Players of a Summer Game," first published in The New Yorker, November 1, 1952 which Williams developed into the play. In late 1954, the Playwrights Company agreed to produce Cat on a Hot Tin Roof & named Elia Kazan as director who suggested revisions to the script, asking Williams to rewrite the third act for Broadway. The play opened March 25, 1955, & the revised ending has engendered an ongoing debate over its correctness that remains to this day. New Directions published the first edition in book form later that year with both Williams' original version of the third act & the Broadway version, with a "Note of Explanation" discussing the circumstances of the revision. The original Kazan directed theatrical performance, featured Ben Gazzara, Burl Ives, Barbara Bel Geddes, Pat Hingle, & blues greats Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Newman starred in the film version. A very early state of this Pulitzer winning Williams masterpiece. $39500. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Paris: Gallimard. 1954. Hardcover. 0312030002 . Very Good+ in boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 579 pages .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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